The Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) project aims to support TVET institutions in addressing challenges that arise due to current global trends. These include the digitalization of the workplace and the training cycle, the transition to green and sustainable economies, a growing focus on the benefits of entrepreneurial learning, and the increase in migration that requires close engagement from TVET stakeholders to provide relevant training solutions.
In tackling these challenges, BILT leverages the existing mechanism of the UNEVOC Network
to offer opportunities for collaboration between UNEVOC Centres and TVET stakeholders and a platform for bridging of innovation and learning between Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific.
BILT provides a platform to explore and identify new qualifications and competencies that are needed for modern, competitive TVET systems and attractive career paths. BILT’s overarching thematic area, ‘New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET’ is supported by four work streams: ‘Digitalization and TVET’, ‘Greening TVET’, ‘Entrepreneurship in TVET’, and ‘Migration and TVET’.
BILT in action
Through knowledge exchange, thematic project activities, and expert working groups, BILT supports implementation efforts by TVET stakeholders in UNESCO member states. TVET institutions from Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific exchange experiences and share innovative practices through regional and inter-regional Bridging events. In parallel, BILT project partners explore the processes of identification, formalization and implementation of New Qualifications and Competencies with the objective to develop practically oriented guides for use by TVET stakeholders.
The results of the ongoing BILT activities will be disseminated during a BILT Learning Forum in 2021.
BILT began with a Kick-off Conference
in July 2019, with the initial focus on the consolidation of the European cluster. In a series of workshops
held in October-December 2019, TVET stakeholders presented their innovative examples in the BILT thematic areas and discussed their solutions to current TVET challenges. The phasing in of the inter-regional collaboration with Africa, and Asia and the Pacific was initiated during the BILT Launch
on 2 December 2019 at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany.